St. Petersburg

The Cultural Capital

About St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is well-known as the cultural capital of Russia, with some even calling it the Venice of the North.

The Hermitage, Palace Square, Kazan and St. Isaac’s Cathedrals, the Summer Garden, the River Neva and the endless canals, beautiful bridges which lift during the night, famous royal suburbs like Peterhof and Pushkin, and the White Nights all come together to make St. Petersburg a unique city deserving of its UNESCO World Heritage status.

Not only are there more than 200 museums and 100 theatres in the city, but St. Petersburg is also the city of Pushkin, Dostoevskiy, Nekrasov and many other world-renowned writers.

St. Petersburg’s convenient location can serve as a central hub for those wishing to make the most of any opportunity to travel. Being only a 4-hour train ride from both Moscow and Helsinki, you have the chance to easily explore other parts of Russia and Europe whilst studying in St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg has always been popular among international students and tourists, and is a safe and hospitable city.

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Most popular choice in St. Petersburg- Long-term programmes

St. Petersburg State University

11 Naberezhnaya Shmidta

St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg State University was founded in 1724 and was the first universities in Russia. It provides a truly international experience, welcoming more than 1,000 international students per year from over 90 countries, including China, Japan, Korea, USA, Finland, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

The Institute of Russian Language and Culture is famous for its professors who have numerous years of experience teaching Russian to foreign students, and are well-equipped to deal with any Russian-related problem a student might have.

During the lessons, professors focus on communication skills, using textbooks and their own methods of teaching to get the most out of their students. The classrooms are modern and have interactive whiteboards, providing students with the most up-to-date methods of teaching.
The university is housed in historical buildings which are situated in and around the very centre of St. Petersburg. It is located a short 15-minute walk away from the Hermitage, Nevsky prospect and all the major sights of St. Petersburg.
St. Petersburg State University is famous for its library, which boasts a massive 7 million volumes, and has an impressive string of highly successful alumni, including the Prime Minister and President of Russia, as well as 8 Nobel Prize laureates.

St. Petersburg State University provides a variety of Russian language programmes:

· General Russian (short-term and long-term courses)
· Summer Courses
· University Preparation

Learn more about studying at St. Petersburg State University by watching these videos:

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Liden & Denz St Petersburg

17 Italianskaya Ulitsa

St. Petersburg, Russia

Liden & Denz is one of the oldest private Russian language institutes (established in 1992) with a worldwide reputation as a first-class training facility.

Why Liden and Denz?

• The language centres are internationally recognised, inspected and well known.
• The school features attractive modern facilities.
• Courses at all levels are run all year round with dates, programmes and prices identical in all centres.
• Intensive teaching in small groups is combined with a personal, communicative approach and a friendly atmosphere. This keeps motivation high as students quickly progress.
• Liden & Denz is an official Telc examination centre. The popular Russian language exam can be taken year-round once per month.
• Commitment to quality: a clear course syllabus, frequent host family checks, and detailed entry and exit questionnaires.

Learn more about studying at Liden & Denz by watching this video!

Courses available at Liden & Denz:

• General and Intensive Russian
• One-to-One Tuition (at school and home)
• Theme-Specific Courses
• Internships

Derzhavin Institute

6 Troitskij prospect

St Petersburg, Russia

Derzhavin Institute offers Russian language programmes to those of all levels of Russian, from complete beginners to advance. The school is located in central St Petersburg which allows students to learn Russian whilst being surrounded by the rich culture that the city offers.

The nationality mix at Derzhavin Institute is very eclectic with students from Europe, Asia and USA. This creates a vibrant, multi-cultural atmosphere in the school. The teachers at the Institute have a wealth of experience in teaching Russian.

Derzhavin Institute is acknowledged by the Russian Ministry of Education and is a member of the Russian Association of Teachers for Russian Language and Literature (ROPRYAL). Derzhavin Institute is accredited by the Swedish government organization CSN and in Germany by BILDUNGSURLAUB. In 2014 the school received an accreditation from EAQUALS.

You can take the following programmes:

• General Russian
• Intensive Russian
• Individual lessons
• Theme-specific classes
• Internship

Zlatoust School

24 Kamennostrovski Prospect

St. Petersburg, Russia

The Russian language school Zlatoust is based on the Publishing House of the same name, and provides Russian language courses to students from all over the world. To date, the school has more than 20 years of successful teaching experience, combining excellent lecturers with textbooks. The uniqueness of the school is that students learn the language with famous lecturers and authors of popular and widely-used textbooks. The lecturers have academic backgrounds; most of them obtained doctoral degrees and have vast experience in teaching students.

As Zlatoust Publishing House has exclusive rights to publish materials of the Russian State Testing System, the school is entitled to train students to pass the Level Certificate exams which is of the international standard, recognized by the ALTE (Association of Language Testers Europe).

Individual attention is given to each student and high academic standards in the unique atmosphere of St. Petersburg makes studying Russian at Zlatoust School a very special experience.

You can take the following courses:

• General Russian (in groups, mini-groups and one-to-one)
• Theme-Specific
• Junior Programme

The school has its own hotel and will be a perfect fit for businessmen and mature students.

St. Petersburg State Transport Univeristy

7A Bolshaja Posadskaja Ulitsa

St. Petersburg, Russia

The Russian Language Centre of St. Petersburg State Transport University provides group or individual training at any level, from courses aimed at beginners to classes specifically designed for advanced learners.

The centre is located within a 15-minute walk of The Peter and Paul Fortress and The State Museum of the Political History of Russia. The Hermitage is just on the other side of the River Neva, 15–minutes’ drive away.

Students can stay in the university dorm, which is conveniently located in the same building.

You can take a course of any duration, be it a 1-week intensive Russian course or a 1-year programme focused on preparing you to enter a Russian university.

The teachers are highly-qualified and are always ready to help you improve your Russian. They use the most up-to-date communication methods and their main objective is for you to develop and activate the skills you already have, whilst acquiring new knowledge in the Russian language.

Russian language courses available:

· University Preparation
· General Russian Courses

St. Petersburg State University Of Architecture And Civil Engineering

8 2-ya Krasnoarmeiskaya Ulitsa

St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (SPbGASU) is known for the variety of programmes it offers to students interested in architecture and engineering. Their graduates can be found working in many different countries.

For people with little or no knowledge of Russian and who wish to study in SPbGASU in the future, the Preparatory Department offers a University Preparation Programme. This is a 9-month course which focuses on such skills as speaking, reading and writing whilst preparing you for a degree in Russian.

Programmes available at St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering:

· University Preparation
· Short-Term Russian Courses

St. Petersburg Polytechnic University

Politekhnicheskaya ul., 29,

St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg Polytechnic University is known for the variety of degrees it offers to students both in Russian and English.

For people with little or no knowledge of Russian and who wish to study in St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in the future, the Preparatory Department offers a University Preparation Programme. It is a year-long course which focuses on such skills as speaking, reading and writing.

Programmes available at St. Petersburg Polytechnic University:

· University Preparation
· Summer Russian Courses
· Bachelor Degrees in English and/or Russian
· Master Degrees in English and/or Russian

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